tv World News Today BBC News October 28, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
this is bbc news. catalonia's former president vows to restrict direct rule with peaceful opposition. the government in madrid says it would be happy if carlos pudgimont took part in new elections. in somalia at least 14 people are killed after two powerful explosions in the capital. coming up, the pakistani cricket team prepare to host sri lanka. it's the first time in nine years after an attack by a gunman. welcome to the programme. the crisis over catalonia continues. the
spanish government has stripped the authorities of their powers and taken charge of its government. the crackdown began after the region declared independence on friday. spain's deputy prime minister, here she is, says she's tape over from the former catalan president who was sacked on friday. the central government says new elections will be held in december. earlier the sacked separatist leader called for democratic opposition to direct rule from madrid. here's our correspondent james reynolds who is in barcelona. this is the first full day of direct rule from madrid and no one's yet sure quite what to make of it. catalan organisations have told people here to carry on as normal. right here, it's hard to tell that anything has changed one way or another. local catalan police officers still guard this, the catalan political headquarters,
and separatist leaders who have technically been sacked by madrid are now trying to work out their next move. the catalan leader, carles puigdemont, features on today's front pages, refusing to accept that he has been fired. translation: we do not deviate, we continue persevering in the only way that can make us winners. without violence, without insults, in an inclusive way, respecting people, symbols and opinions. many here are worried about what may come next. antonio and pilar want a fresh start. translation: elections, elections, elections, he tells me. and over in madrid, demonstrators have came out supporting direct rule. translation: for me, this is great.
they should have done it earlier, but they did the right thing. today, i give a ten. i am catalan, i am spanish, and it is a moment when we need to be more united, be more brave and to do something definitive. here in catalonia, the arguments run deeply, but right now, a single view appears to unite all sides. no one should resort to violence. we will have more on that story later in the programme when we will be speaking to two people from both sides of the debate. stay with us for that. two powerful explosions have taken place in the somali capital, mogadishu. the first blast was caused by a car
bomb being driven into a hotel, with reports of gunmen storming the hotel afterwards. a second blast took place near the former parliament house nearby. at least 14 people have been killed. the islamist group al shabaab says it was responsible for the attacks. our correspondent tomi oladipo is in neighbouring kenya. iasked him who the targets of the attacks were. al—shabab the targets of the attacks were. al—sha bab says it the targets of the attacks were. al—shabab says it carried out this attack to target government and intelligence officials who were in the hotel. that hotel is known to be a place that attracts a lot of high profile officials, high profile government officials and al—shabab has targeted similar venues where such personnel frequent. this group has been quick to release this statement and it's not — it's very much in line with what al—shabab does, these truck bombings or car bombings and then storming a building using gunmen. this comes just two weeks after that
devastating attack which killed so many people, one of the largest the country's ever seen. can the country cope with this sort of islamist terrorism in the country? it's difficult for somalia this time, considering the history it's had with instability and war and then now al—shabab with instability and war and then now al—sha bab with with instability and war and then now al—shabab with its constant attacks, not just in now al—shabab with its constant attacks, notjust in mogadishu but in other parts of the country. somalia has recently had pledges of support from around the world, from neighbours, uganda and several other countries, including the us which is also stepping up its counterterrorism operations in africa. so, there is that and there is the need for it. but also i think the problems in somalia go much deeper and it's not just the problems in somalia go much deeper and it's notjust a military offensive that's needed against al—shabab, but there is a sense that there is also a need to tackle some of the local problems to do with
rifleries between different levels of government, as well as the different clans in somalia's system —— rivalries. reports in the us media say the first charges have been file filed in the investigation into alleged russian interference in last year's us presidential election. a federal grandjury us presidential election. a federal grand jury approved them on friday and anyone facing them could be taking into custody as soon as possible monday. us intelligence agencies concluded in january that russia meddled in the presidential election to try to help donald trump defeat hillary clinton. robert mueller was appointed by the justice department to lead the investigation a week after president trump sacked the fbi directorjames comey who was previously in charge. mrmueller‘s tea m previously in charge. mrmueller‘s team has conducted extensive interviews with current and former senior officials at the white house. let's get more and speak to our correspondent laura bicker in
washington. how significant a development is this? well, first of all we don't know who the charges, who will be charged. second, we don't know what the charges are. we expect to find out more on monday. but this could be a significant development. remember, this is an investigation that overshadowed the first few months of the trump administration. since then, it's been more or less in the background. it could once again take centre stage next week. this investigation was started after several intelligence agencies concluded that russia meddled in the us presidential election and they believed that they did so to try to help donald trump. there have also been allegations that the trump campaign colluded with russia. obviously, the trump campaign and president trump have said that those claims are false. he believes this isa claims are false. he believes this is a witchhunt. when it comes to those charges that us media are
reporting could be made public on monday, president trump has tweeted, on friday certainly, that he believes this is fake news. there's also a move by republicans and by those who have been members of the trump administration to try to flip the script so to speak, to turn the ta bles the script so to speak, to turn the tables and say it should be hillary clinton under investigation and not donald trump. when it comes to the investigation itself, robert mueller was appointed in may as you said, after the fbi director james was appointed in may as you said, after the fbi directorjames comey was fired. there were many, many calls forjames comey after — after his firing for robert muler to be put in charge, for an independent investigation. he has been slowly and methodically interviewing witnesses, and trying very hard to get through all the vast information that intelligence agencies have put before him. if these charges come to bear on monday this would be the first charges brought forward and as
isaid, it first charges brought forward and as i said, it could be a significant development. thank you very much. she alleges that he sexually harassed her in the subsequent yea rs. harassed her in the subsequent years. a spokeswoman again said the producer denies claims of non—consensual sex. former us non—consensual sex. former us president barack obama has been called forjury duty and according to court officials he intends to show up. the chicago tribune newspaper is reporting that mrobama will be tribune newspaper is reporting that mr obama will be completing his public duty next month. the news came in an announcement by the chief judge of cook county illinois where the former president owns a home.
rescue workers in central nepal are searching a river for survivors of a bus crash which killed 31 people, including children. the overcrowded bus skidded off the road in dhading district 80 kilometres west of the capital and plunged into a river. voting in the rerun presidential election in kenya has been postponed indefinitely. it had been due to ta ke indefinitely. it had been due to take place in four volatile western counties on saturday but authorities said the safety threat to electoral workers was too great. a rolex watch belonging to the late hollywood star paul newman has sold for a record price at auction in new york. the watch was given to him by his wife joanne woodward york. the watch was given to him by his wifejoanne woodward as they filmed the 1969 movie winning together. the stainless steel watch was sold to an unnamed telephone buyerfor was sold to an unnamed telephone buyer for $17. was sold to an unnamed telephone buyerfor $17. 8 million. all crew members on royal navy
submarines are to undergo compulsory drugs tests, after nine sailors on hms vigilant were discharged for reportedly using cocaine. andrew black reports. the hms vigilant, one of four submarines based on the clyde, which carries nuclear weapons, today the ministry of defence confirmed that nine sailors serving on the submarine had been thrown out of the navy after failing drug tests. according to one report, the drug they took was cocaine. now the mp who represents the area which takes in the home of trident nuclear weapons says answers are needed. i am astonished. deeply disappointed and very concerned. if we are to have these weapons of mass destruction on our doorstep here at faslane, we have got to be absolutely confident that the people at the ministry of defence, the royal navy put in charge of them, take the responsibility seriously.
i don't believe in this case that they have. there has been trouble on hms vigilant before. the captain was relieved of his command after an alleged inappropriate relationship with a member of his crew although the navy said operations were not impacted. following today's revelations, the royal navy said it did not tolerate drugs misuse, adding that those who are found to have fallen short of our high standards face being discharged from service. defence secretary sir michael fallon is now understood to have ordered drugs tests on all uk submarine crews. he is said to have given the head of the navy a roasting for the incident. meanwhile the snp, which wants trident removed from the clyde, says it is seeking to ask urgent questions in parliament next week. stay with us here on bbc news. still
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sunday. the first time since they were attacked by militants nine yea rs were attacked by militants nine years ago. eight people were killed when gunmen opened fire on the sri lankan team bus. since then, pakistan have been forced to play their home games in the gulf because other teams have been too concerned about security. now, though, many in pakistan see the return of the sri lankan team as heralding the return of international cricket to the country. this empty plot of land is playing host to three simultaneous games of cricket. with the match everyone is talking about will take place a few kilometres away when pakistan take on sri lanka. translation: i am really happy the sri lankan team is coming here. for a long time there's been no cricket in pakistan. that's been really damaging for young players. translation: we will be supporting both teams but particularly the sri lankans. whoever wins, it's a victory for cricket.
this is what happened last time the sri lankan team came to lahore. eight people were killed, a number of players injured. following the attack, pakistan have held their home games in the united arab emirates. even the top cricket domestic championship is played there. all at a huge cost to the cricket board. playing our home series away from home crowds in foreign lands like dubai means our expenses are literally like 100% increase. net profits, are ploughed back into game development, into stadium maintenance, upkeep, player contracts, fees and so on. all that has suffered. at the 23,000-seater stadium they're preparing for sunday's match. earlier this year the final of the domestic league
featuring international players was held here. a world 11 team visited too. but cricket won't be back to normal until everyone feels co mforta ble normal until everyone feels comfortable visiting. we have regular bilateral series, then you can honestly say that cricket has come back. right now it's almost like a one—off event. it's like they're starting to get teams back so they're starting to get teams back so that at least the world gets co mforta ble so that at least the world gets comfortable with the idea that cricket is returning to pakistan. terrorist attacks have greatly reduced in pakistan in recent years. but there will still be tight security for this game. the next step is for matches to be played in other cities across the country and then for a full international series. cricketing authorities here say they hope that will happen within the next two years. let's return to our main story. how will people in catalonia react?
we can speak to two people on either side of the debate, a prounity activist, jarrier merelo and ernest mendoza who is in a town just outside barcelona. there are calls for democratic opposition to direct rule, will you be responding? definitely. i think it's our duty now. we ask our politicians to engage this process and now it's time for us to support them and support the birth of our new republic. how will you be doing that? well, the idea is to demonstrate specifically and don't allow central government to apply
these new 155 regulations they want to seize the catalan government and institutions. are you prepared to be arrested? well, i am not feeling that i am doing anything wrong. i am demonstrating and until now that might change in spain, recent developments, but demonstrate something not illegal yet. javier, how do you feel when you hear arguments like that? good evening everyone. first of all, actually i think he is right, i mean, demonstrating is not illegal and we have a right to demonstrate in spain, we have done it many times. i think it is in his right. ijust think it is in his right. ijust think that — unfortunately we are divided on this, the catalan side is divided, so ijust feel sad that he is going to do that. ijust feel really sad that the catalan nationalists have brought down our
institutions. what action will you be taking, if any? actually, the next elections, there is not — the elections themselves, so on december zist elections themselves, so on december 21st we have a snap election, it has been called by the prime minister. sol been called by the prime minister. so i will participate in encouraging people to participate in those elections. do you have friends and family who differ in the opinions that you have and do you try and convince them of your opinion? we all do. i mean, we have people on both sides. if you don't you are living in a one —— living in a bubble. you have the hard core, nationalism and you have those convinced that fake economic
arguments like you had for brexit and those are realising that all the calls, all the claims that the economic regional minister did were actually fake. and we will suffer economically. javier was talking about companies, i understand you actually own a business. yes. what will you be doing, i understand you will you be doing, i understand you will be taking part in strike action but will you open your business for employees who disagree with your opinion? obviously, the right for a strike is a right. it's not an obligation. so if any employee wants to go to work, i mean, there is absolutely no — i would like to make absolutely no — i would like to make a point, infact, absolutely no — i would like to make a point, in fact, few companies are moving only the social side which is not moving the economic activity.
there has even been companies that said the king of spain make them a call to leave. we are living a kind of economic sabotage and this thing that the government says, what javier i think said, it's not true, reality is complicated thing. you know, what might be realfor reality is complicated thing. you know, what might be real for you reality is complicated thing. you know, what might be realfor you is not real for us know, what might be realfor you is not realfor us or the know, what might be realfor you is not real for us or the other way around. so more than, to me more than what's going to happen in the next two years in catalonia when we leave spain is will happen in catalonia in the next ten years, if we don't leave because it's a country that's going to fail economically because of the debt or the way the economy is organised. so, you know, join us, we will live much better. you will see. u nfortu nately, we much better. you will see. unfortunately, we have run out of time. it's an extraordinary thing that's going on where you are. i hope you two can come to some sort
of unity between you. thank you ever so of unity between you. thank you ever so much for being with the bbc. let's get the sport for you. thank you very much. form la one and sebastian vettel has kept alive his slim hopes of stopping lewis hamilton being crowned formula one world champion on sunday by claiming pole for the mexican grand prix. the ferrari driver claimed his 50th pole of his career by nine 100ths of a second from the red bull. hamilton was almost half a second off vettel‘s ferrari and will start from third. but if hamilton finishes 5th oi’ third. but if hamilton finishes 5th or higher a fourth world title will be his no matter what vettel does. in the english premier league manchester united continued their 100% record at old trafford after a dull 1-0 100% record at old trafford after a dull 1—0 win over tottenham. united are second in the league with spurs third. jose mourinho defended the
game which wasn't the most entertaining. both teams tried to win but i think both teams fear the opponent because the opponent could hurt at any moment. so i think tactical game with emotion, with everything good, probably one goal in the first half would make even a better game but i think the game really. in the other games: a 96th minute stoppage time goal which will fred saha that earned palace a draw. later this evening anthony joshua will in be the ring to defend his
ibf and wba world titles when he fights carlos takam in cardiff. the champion says takam shouldn't be written off. he was called in as a late replacement. joshua has a record of 19 knockouts from 19 fights. he will be looking to extend that record in front of a crowd of over 70,000 people. caroline wozniacki is into the wta tour final caroline wozniacki is into the wta tourfinal in caroline wozniacki is into the wta tour final in singapore. caroline wozniacki is into the wta tourfinal in singapore. she caroline wozniacki is into the wta tour final in singapore. she took a nervy first set. she powered to victory in the second set. she will meet venus williams after she recovered from a set down to claim victory over caroline garcia of france and at 37 will be the oldest woman ever to reach the final. that match is on sunday. that's all the sport for now. thank you very much. that's it from me and the team. bye for now. hi there. for most it's been a
pretty cloudy day. the satellite picture tells that story nicely. there have been brighter moments across parts of scotland, sunshine across parts of scotland, sunshine across the midlands and southern england as well. earlier today one of our weather watchers sent us a sunny picture from salisbury wiltshire. another cracking weather watcher picture sent from northern scotland. this cloud is caused by strength winds blowing clouds over the highlands and causing the air to wave around making that wave—like pattern. thank you for that. it stays windy during this evening. scotla nd stays windy during this evening. scotland and over into the eastern of the pennines dpuss could reach 40—50mph —— gusts. it's a big change you will notice in the weather. we start to drag in much colder northerly winds. although it starts off on northerly winds. although it starts offona northerly winds. although it starts off on a cloudy note just about everywhere, the cloud thick enough for occasional spot of light rain
and drizzle around the coasts and hills, it's later in the night that colder air will begin to move into scotland, so where it stays cloudy temperatures into double figures but the colder air arriving in scotland and here could get close enough for ground frost across sheltered parts of northern scotland. sunday, starting off on a cloudy note but that cloud is forecast to melt away quickly and there will be more sunshine than today. a few showers coming and going across the north—east of scotland but it's the temperatures you will notice. it will progressively get colder. eight oi’ will progressively get colder. eight or nine across parts of northern england and scotland, coupled with that strong wind it will feel chilly. later in the afternoon temperatures dropping away in london. through sunday night high pressure d rifts london. through sunday night high pressure drifts across the british isle. that will give us a combination of clear skies, light winds and temperatures will plummet, a colder night than we have seen for a colder night than we have seen for a long time. there will be a touch
of frost developing across parts of wales, into maybe northern ireland, northern england and parts of scotla nd northern england and parts of scotland as well. a chilly one on the cards. monday, could be mist and fog patches to start the day but it's a dry and bright day. rain coming in late across the far north and west and temperatures colder than normalfor and west and temperatures colder than normal for the time of year. not said that much this autumn. that's the weather. a reminder that the clocks go back tonight. this is bbc news. the headlines: the sacked leader of catalonia has given a defiant response to its ta keover given a defiant response to its takeover by the spanish government. labour leaderjeremy corbyn calls for politicians who engage in sexual harassment and abuse to be held to account. environment secretary michael gove has apologised for a joke made on air about harvey weinstein — with former labour leader lord kinnock, whojoined in with the joke, under pressure to apologise too.